News highlights of the day including top comment and motor trivia.
Audi e-tron Sportback – Audi is betting big on the electric vehicle future and has revealed yet another EV. The Audi e-tron Sportback is a coupe version of the SUV and it comes with a 402 BHP electric motor. It has a driving range of up to 446 km on single charge. Expected to be launched in India in 2021.
Mercedes-Maybach GLS – The ultra luxury SUV has been teased by the German luxury carmaker. It will compete with the Rolls-Royce Cullinan, Bentley Bentayga and the likes. Expected to get a 6.0-litre V12 twin-turbo petrol engine. Global debut on 21st November 2019.
Royal Enfield Helmet – The Indian bike maker has announced limited edition hand painted helmets which are available in half face and full face versions. These helmets are limited to only 200 units. Price is not known yet.
BMW – The luxury carmaker has commenced local assembly of BS6 compliant cars in their Chennai plant. They plant to update their entire fleet of petrol and diesel cars to BS6 ahead of the April 2020 deadline. They have started local assembly of BS6 compliant BMW 5-Series and the BMW 6-Series Gran Turismo while the X1 with BS6 engine will also be introduced soon.
JCB Fastrac – JCB has got a new Guinness World Record for the JCB Fastrac tractor which is the world’s fastest tractor with a top speed of 218 km/hr. Powered by a 7.2-litre, 6-cylinder JCB Dieselmax engine that produces 1016 HP and 2500 Nm of torque.
CFMoto – CFMoto inaugurate their first showroom in Mumbai. 4 models are on display at their fist showroom in Thane – 300NK, 650NK, 650MT and the 650GT. They have received over 700 bookings in India. Customers can book the bikes at their showroom or on the website for Rs. 5000/-.
Motor Trivia – Did you know, it is a criminal offence to drive a dirty car in Russia?
Comment of the day – Intruder – “I want to meet these Scorpio owners. My brain cannot process how it sells 4000+ every month…consistently.”